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THE GLOBAL WATER EXPERIMENT

 

The Global Water Experiment (GWE) formed part of the International Year of Chemistry in 2011 (IYC2011).  RADMASTE Microscience developed special microscale kits for the four GWE activities so that learners of all ages and backgrounds could participate in the Experiment. The GWE was formally closed in Marseille, during the Sixth World Water Forum, which took place from 12 - 17 March 2012. Schools and individuals were able to continue with the four activities of the GWE and upload their results onto the IYC water website until 31 March 2012.

IUPAC and UNESCO have thanked all the teachers and students who contributed so enthusiastically to the GWE. Altogether there were 2 354 teachers and 128 330 students who participated in the Global Experiment. Please visit http://water.chemistry2011.org/web/iyc to see the Global Visualisation Map where IUPAC has made it possible to explore all the data collected and compare world-wide results. 

Although the GWE has ended, IUPAC and UNESCO have encouraged schools to extend the reach of the GWE by downloading the four experiment protocols and conducting the water quality and water purification activities (pH, salinity, filtration and solar still). So too, The Microscience Project invites all users of the microscale water kits to carry out the four small-scale activities of the Global Water Experiment. For this reason, we will continue to keep the experiment protocols on this page.  Click on the images below to download the activities you need.

 

The Four Microscale Activities of the IYC Global Water Experiment

 

FULL VERSIONS OF THE ACTIVITIES

WATER QUALITY

WATER PURIFICATION

 

ABRIDGED VERSIONS OF THE ACTIVITIES

The abridged versions of the activities consist of an A4 booklet for teachers and an A5 booklet for learners. These booklets are ideal for use in the classroom and out in the field. Click on the images below to access the documents.

NOTE: The South African Grade 10 CAPS for Physical Sciences includes a Chemistry Project on the Quality and Purification of Water. Schools that already have the microscale Global Water Kits can use these together with the activities above, to complete this chemistry project.

The microscale activities are also available in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Should anyone require these, please email your request to Professor John Bradley.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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